The return of Mastermind for family game night – Me, Myself and Kids

The return of Mastermind for family game night

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I loved playing games when I was a kid. My family and I used to play everything from card games to board games. We would have family game night so we can enjoy eachothers company and bring out our competitive sides!

I remember so clearly all of the games we loved. One especially sticks out in my head. It was mine and my sisters favorite, Mastermind.

I remember playing that game quite often. I don’t know what it was that we loved so much, but we loved being able to test each others logic. Maybe I wanted to see if I was smarter than my older sister 😉

Mastermind is a game of logic and deduction. It’s a two player game where one person is the code maker and the other is the code breaker. The object is that the codemaker sets a secret code (a pattern of sorts of coloured pegs).

mastermindThen, the codebreaker must try to decipher the code in 10 moves or less.

After each turn, the code maker lets the breaker know which colour they have right, wrong, or right but in the wrong spot.


And that is where the logic and deduction comes in. Using these hints provided, will (hopefully) help you get the right code before your turns are up!

Both of my kids loved it. So much so they didn’t want to stop!

This game brings back so many of my childhood memories.

I love that Pressman Toy brought this classic game back. And I love that my memories will now become my kids.

Pressman strongly believes in the power of play, as families who play together, stay together.

Check out all of the other games Pressman has. You and your kids will love them!


Our friends at Pressman want you to have Mastermind to play with your family! All you have to do is enter the giveaway below!

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Good luck!



Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Pressman Toy. I received product for the purposes of this post. As always, opinions are my own…


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  • Janet Neufeld October 16, 2018

    I love playing Risk. And now that the kids are older they love playing it as well.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov October 16, 2018

      I remember playing that too! But I didn’t play alot. That’s a good one to introduce to the kids though!

  • Rosanne Robinson October 16, 2018

    Our favourites to play on game night is Monopoly, or a variety of card games. I’ve never played Mastermind, but it looks like fun.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov October 16, 2018

      We love Monopoly too!! And my youngest and I play cards often. If you try Mastermind, let me know what you think!

  • Elaine G October 16, 2018

    Favorite game for game night is Stop Thief ( a really old game from when I was a kid.Its still in good shape and love to play with the kid)

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov October 16, 2018

      Oh I need to check that one out!! Never heard of it!

  • Monique L.S. October 16, 2018

    With friends I enjoy playing Scrabble.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov October 17, 2018

      I used to play that alot with my parents. Now my kids play too with the kids version!

  • Erin W October 17, 2018

    Our favourite right now is Uno, and then Sorry!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov October 17, 2018

      Love those too!! There’s so many great ones!

  • HEIDI C. October 18, 2018

    PayDay has always been my favourite board game.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov October 18, 2018

      OMG I haven’t heard that name in so long! That was a great one!

  • Jennifer P. October 18, 2018

    If it’s a game night with the kids we love Monopoly with the youngest and scrabble with the oldest. With adults we always have fun with Scattegories and Yahtzee. Yahtzee is probably my all-time favourite game.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov October 22, 2018

      We play monopoly and scrabble too! Never have tried Yahtzee!

  • nicky October 19, 2018

    We love to play Scattegories or Taboo.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov October 22, 2018

      OMG I love those!!!

  • Linda October 21, 2018

    Our family enjoys Scrabble for family game night.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov October 22, 2018

      I used to play with my mom all of the time growing up. we have a kids version now that my son loves.

  • jan October 21, 2018

    I really enjoy playing Chinese Checkers.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov October 22, 2018

      Ooh, I haven’t played that in forever!!

  • Jonnie October 21, 2018

    We [play so many games it’s hard to pick a favorite but PayDay is high on our list.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov October 22, 2018

      Yup great choice!

  • Sunshine H October 21, 2018

    We play cards a lot – usually go fish and crazy 8’s.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov October 22, 2018

      My youngest son loves cards and loves those games!

  • Carole October 22, 2018

    Right now is playing Uno with my just about 6 year old and 3 year old granddaughters. I personally love monopoly!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov October 22, 2018

      Uno is great for kids! And monopoly is just a classic fav!

  • Cassandra D October 22, 2018

    Monopoly for game night.

  • Lynda Cook October 22, 2018

    We like playing Sorry

  • Samara October 22, 2018

    So far my boys 8 and 5- love playing Monopoly, and snakes and ladders with me- I enjoy playing with them 🙂

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